Basic Biographical Details

Name: Marshall & Tweedy
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1899
Bio Notes: In 1899 Charles Thomas Marshall formed a partnership with William Tweedie. In the late 1920s Marshall's son, Charles Beresford Tweedie opened a London branch. The firm of Marshall & Tweedy was based in New Cavendish Street, London with Charles Beresford Marshall and Lionel Hugo Fewster, LRIBA (1904-1957) as partners. The Newcastle firm, in Pilgrim Street, was renamed Marshall, Tweedy and Bourn with William Tweedy, FRIBA (1872-1951) and John Alexander Bourn (1866-1948) as partners. Bourn was a quantity surveyor and may not have been involved with designing. How separate the the two offices were is not clear. After the war the Newcastle practice seems to have reverted to the style of Marshall & Tweedy when Herbert Fitzroy Robinson (1914-2005) was in charge before he went London. The Newcastle practice closed in 1984.

In 1941 Marshall and Fewster dissolved their partnership to allow Marshall to rejoin the RAF in which he had flown in WWI. He was to return to practise after the war, but was killed in an air raid in 1944 with the rank of Squadron Leader. LH Fewster & Partners continued in the old office in Cavendish Street. At some point, possibly when Fewster died in 1957, the practice was merged as LH Fewster and Gamble I think Gamble was based in Worthing as this new practice seems to have been based in Sussex. In 1979 it became Gamble, Cook & Warner and in 1991 Michael Cook Associates.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2Cavendish Place, London, EnglandBusiness1934 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Charles Thomas Marshall1899 Partner 
Item 2 of 5Edward Trevor Thomas5 January 19325 February 1935Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5Morton Angus Mackenzie19341935Apprentice 
Item 4 of 5William John Adam19351939Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Lionel Hugo FewsterBefore 1939Before 1941Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11930People's Palace Theatre  AberdeenScotlandDrew up plans for conversion to cinema. It appears that the job went to Chadwick Watson & Co.


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Graham PottsInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent February 2013